In order to follow the developments concerning the alignment of the Turkish legislation with the EU acquis, 8 Subcommittees, serving under the Association Committee, were established by the Decision No. 3/2000 of the EC-Turkey Association Council, dated 11 April 2000.
In this framework, the 16th round of the Sub- Committee No. 8 meeting on Customs, Taxation, Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering, was held online on 24-25 February 2020, under the chairmanship of Director General for Relations with the EU Ambassador Başak Türkoğlu and with the participation of relevant public institutions and organizations.
In the meeting, the issues under Chapter 23 Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, Chapter 24 Justice, Freedom and Security, Chapter 16 Taxation, and Chapter 32 Financial Control have been discussed. In this context, both delegations exchanged views on the recent developments both in Turkey and the EU, concerning judicial system, fundamental rights, migration and border management, visa policy, fight against organized crime, police cooperation, fight against terrorism, fight against corruption, financial control and taxation as well as future work plans.